8 Essays by Black Writers to Read Right Now 

8 Essays by Black Writers to Read Right Now 

There are many ways to show your support for the Black Lives Matter movement right now, including getting educated, donating, and supporting black businesses and creators. Below is a list of eight incredibly powerful essays by black writers to read during this time and to share with people around you.     1. “Scenes from a Life in NegroLand” by Margo Jefferson  “We’re considered upper-class Negroes and upper-middle-class Americans, Mother says. But of course, most people would like to consider us Just More Negroes.”  Jefferson writes about growing up black in a middle-class white area, and the racism she faced from the people surrounding her. She has taught at New York University …

Literary Master Toni Morrison Passes Away

Literary Master Toni Morrison Passes Away

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Toni Morrison, celebrated author of at least 30 books, has passed away, the BBC reports today.   Image via People   Morrison’s most famous novels include The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon, and Beloved won both the Pulitzer Prize and The American Book Award in 1988. Morrison won more than 30 across her 40 year writing career, including the Nobel Prize for Literature, Commander of the Arts and Letters, Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award for Fiction, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, and honors from several prominent universities. Morrison is quoted, as well, on The National Memorial for Peace and …